Sunday, June 13, 2010

Common is back for Classic LWest Jewelry.

Common is back as a client for LWest classic jewelry.

Common requested a pair of leather cuffs for
a particular secret event on June 10, 2010.
I kept the cuff design simple to match his clean cut style.

This is Common back in 2000 in XXL Magazine
wearing an original classic LWest leather cuff.
I designed many leather and metal cuff bracelets
for him during the Like Water for Chocolate Tour.

Stay tuned for more new designs to come
with LWest/TashaWest x Common.

New work...Custom Fawohodie Cuff Bracelets for Erykah Badu Tour Pt 1.

Erykah Badu is on Tour for Summer 2010.
I made a new pair of brass cuffs for her and she wore
them at her Roseland Ballroom show on June 7, 2010.
The show was phenomenal. She just gets better with time!
Check out the images below documenting the evening.

After the show in her dressing room, about to put her new
Lorraine Natasha West/Tasha West cuff bracelets back on.

The cuff bracelets are inspired by an abstracted version of the
Adinkra Symbol, FAWOHODIE meaning independence, freedom and emancipation.

Badu tries on my Star and Moon Cuff, I'm making her a pair a little longer.

Me, Badu and Ashaka.
A pleasure to design with, for and share sisterhood with.

Stay tuned in 2 weeks for the complete tour jewelry collection Im designing for Badu.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Custom Adinkra Cuff Bracelet for Antoinette.

I have an amazing new client by the name of Antoinette Rodriguez.
She is a rock star and radiates beauty from the inside out.
I made the custom cuff below for her in copper.
Tt's inspired by the West African Adinkra Symbol,
ESE NE TEKREMA - Meaning "the teeth and the tongue,"
representing friendship and interdependence.
Symbols are wonderful reminders of how to keep our lives in balance.

Tasha West x BK Flea Highlights Week 3, 4, and 5.

I know I've been missing in action from Love Tasha West.
Please forgive me. I had a very busy past 31 days.
Negotiating, starting and completing new custom orders
took me away from the computer and in the studio creating.
This one woman show needs some interns and assistants soon.
Enjoy some highlights from the last three weeks I participated at the
Saturday Fort Greene Brooklyn Flea with Joan Van Hees Vintage.

Joan's amazing array of Vintage behind my table of jewels.

A Newer Creation...The Bell Pendant with an Agate Drusy Stone. $80.

One of my new Favs The Lotus Petal Drop Earrings in Matt finish. $40.

My classic Wood Drop Earrings in new colored stones. Some Top Sellers $25-$30.

Renae Bluitt loving the Long Brass Slant Earrings. $45.

The Slants and RITS Earrings are flying away...catch them while you can. $30-50.

A new client happy to have her Mini brass Slant Earrings! $30.

I'll be back at the FGBK Flea on Saturday in a couple of weeks.
I'm working on a huge jewelry project that I'll share upon completion.
See you soon! xoxo

Shantrelle P. Lewis's Custom Tasha West Half Moon Earrings.

Southern Bell/Fashionista Shantrelle P. Lewis,
Curator of the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute,
ordered a custom Tasha West XLong pair of Half Moon Copper Earrings.

Check out Shantrelle's latest curation work at the CCCADI.

Life After Death: An Analysis of the Persona that Was/
Is Fela Anikulapo Kuti Exhibition.

Opening Reception Tonight: June 10, 6-9pm.
On view: June 11 - August 6, 2010
At the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute
408 West 58th, New York, NY.
Click on the title link above for the CCCADI web site for more details.

Society Hae Blog Mention.

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The Minority Report Blog mention.

Minority Report Blog shout out to Tasha West Jewelry.

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La Dossier Blog mention.

La Dossier Blog shouts out Tasha West Jewelry at The BKF.

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